About the Schoharie County
Dating back to 1795, the Office of
the Sheriff is one of the oldest offices in government in Schoharie County. The Sheriff, elected by the people, serves as
the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the County, and is directly responsible for the safety and well being of everyone. The duties of the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office include: Criminal Law Enforcement;
Administration of the County Jail; Emergency Communications; Court Security; Civil Law Enforcement; and, Crime Prevention
& Community Action.
Among the special service performed
by the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office are a Snowmobile Patrol in the winter; road patrol of the 620 street miles
by the Sheriff and his/her deputies; and, participation in the DARE program.